Press

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Article in NN Pulse Magazine (01/03/18)

Catch us in the March edition of NN Pulse Magazine, in anticipation of the National Leather Collection’s exhibition inspired by the BBC Civilisations festival. Victoria Green reflects upon what the term “civilisation” really means, and how we can tell the story of mankind with leather.

Featured in Kingfisher Visitor Guides.

Kingfisher Visitor Guides have featured the National Leather Collection as a must-see heritage visitor attraction in their latest Northamptonshire guide. These high-quality visitor guides are available in leading hotel rooms. You can read what Kingfisher have to say by clicking the image above.

Featured on Being Human (22/02/18)

In November 2017, the National Leather Collection hosted “Leather at Lunchtime” in partnership with University of Northampton. With applications for the 2018 festival opening soon, Being Human talked to event organiser – Matthew McCormack – about the success of our lecture series.

Interview on ITV Anglia (14/02/18)

Did you catch us on the local news last week? Graham Stothard of ITV Anglia came in to talk to our curator and our lovely volunteers about the museum, and showcase some of our leather treasures. Not local? No problem. You can watch the full news piece on our YouTube channel. Just click the image above.

Article in the Chronicle & Echo (11/01/18)

Last week, the National Leather Collection featured in the Chronicle & Echo. Our curator, Philip Warner, talks about the importance of saving this internationally significant collection from returning to storage. Click the image above to read the article. Click here to learn how you can support us.

The UKLF on the Being Human Festival.

The UK Leather Federation reports back on the Being Human Festival and the “Leather at Lunchtime” lecture series. Bill Amberg, a contemporary leather designer, talks about leather in the modern world. If you missed the Being Human Festival, this is the perfect way to catch up!

Leather at Lunchtime: Being Human Festival.

Last week, the National Leather Collection hosted the “Leather at Lunchtime” lecture series as part of the Being Human Festival 2017. Over three days, we had lectures on Georgian boots, blackjacks and beer drinking and contemporary design. If you were unable to attend, catch up with us here!

Leather at Cambridge Things (15/11/17)

Last month our curator, Philip Warner, visited Cambridge University to give a talk on leather as part of the Imaginative Things: Curious Objects 1400 – 2000 seminar series. If you missed the lecture, catch the podcast here for an insight into the history of blackjacks and the National Leather Collection.

Leather at Cambridge Things (02/11/17)

Last week our curator, Philip Warner, visited Cambridge University to give a talk on leather as part of the Imaginative Things: Curious Objects 1400 – 2000 seminar series. This blog gives an insight into the themes of the lecture, and a look at some of the objects featured.